Parks Department Announces East Boston Tree Removal Hearings

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold three public hearings on Thursday, October 3, on requests to remove public shade trees in East Boston.

The hearings will be held by the City of Boston’s Tree Warden (or designee) in the 3rd floor Conference Room of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Roxbury. 

The first hearing will be at 10 a.m. to consider a request for the removal of one honey locust tree measuring 15 inches dbh (diameter at breast height) due to construction at 125 Sumner Street.

The second hearing will be at 10:30 a.m. to consider a request for the removal of one red maple tree measuring 9 inches dbh (diameter at breast height) due to a proposed curb cut at 75-85 Liverpool Street.

The third hearing will be at 11:30 a.m. to consider a request by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission for the removal of one red oak tree measuring 3 inches dbh (diameter at breast height) due to installation of a 24” water main at 23 Decatur Street.

Public testimony will be taken at the hearings, or may be provided prior to the hearings in writing to the Tree Warden, Boston Parks and Recreation Department, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, Roxbury, MA 02118 or by emailing [email protected] with “East Boston Tree Hearing” in the subject line. 

A final decision regarding the requests will be made within two weeks of the hearings.  For further information, please contact the Tree Warden at (617) 635-7275.

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